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The Monroe County Energy Challenge

The Monroe County Energy Challenge is a joint effort of the City of Bloomington, the Town of Ellettsville, the Town of Stinesville, Monroe County Government, the Monroe County and Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporations, the Indiana University Office of Sustainability, and others.

This group, with the help of local utility companies, has been accepted as one of 50 semifinalists in the Georgetown University Energy Prize competition. This multi-year, $5 million prize competition aims to tap the "imagination, creativity, and spirit of competition between communities across the country to develop sustainable energy-saving innovations."

The other competing communities are here (PDF 6.07 MB).

Every home in Monroe County is part of the competition, so take a look below to see how you can support the effort.

How can you help?

Sign up for a free home energy assessment! Implement the "Task of the Month" program in your home or organization! Join a committee! Share information on how to save energy! There are many ways to get involved.

To get involved with the Task of the Month, download the informational intro page (PDF 573.91 KB) and the monthly task posters (PDF 2.33 MB). We can also provide printed copies - request at the email address below.

If you and/or your organization would be interested in supporting our efforts or helping with the process, please send an email to, follow us on Twitter or Facebook, or call 812.349.3837. Want more details? Visit our website.

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